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Schwannoma on Sciatic Nerve
Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 11:28 AM
Joined: 2/29/2016
Posts: 1

I am a 66 year old male and I have a benign tumor on my sciatic nerve. I have had unsuccessful  robotic surgery to debulk the tumor and later actual surgery to remove bits and pieces along with scar tissue.  The nerve affected is S1, both surgeries were done at City of Hope. I believe the tumor has started to grow based on the pain and will have a new MRI this week.
I'm wondering if Cyberknife could destroy this benign tumor without damaging the sciatic nerve.
I am told they cannot do another surgery, the last one was 9 hours and was done by a brain surgeon, there are apparently no other cases of a tumor in this location, just in front of the sciatic notch.


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